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At E3: Wiretape, a super-thin cable you can paint

Fat wires got you down? A new super-thin cable coming out later this year promises to cut clutter on sprawling electronics installs.

By June 16, 2010


Report of FBI back door roils OpenBSD community

An allegation that the FBI, which has long pressed for back doors into encryption products, surreptitiously placed one into OpenBSD alarms security experts.

By December 15, 2010


Appeals court: Feds need warrants for e-mail

Rebuffing the Justice Department, judges insist on warrants because e-mail records give police "the ability to peer deeply" into someone's activities.

By December 14, 2010


Feds hint at charges for WikiLeaks' Assange

The U.S. government indicates WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange could be in legal jeopardy for disclosing classified information because he is "not a journalist."

By December 8, 2010


BlackBerry wins U.S. government security approval

RIM's BlackBerry 6 OS receives FIPS certification from the U.S. government, which means it meets the security standards required for government agencies and regulated industries.

By December 1, 2010


Police Blotter: Husband accused of tapping wife's PC

Monitoring spouse's computer with a keystroke logger is legal under federal wiretapping laws, judge rules, but says Texas wiretap laws may have been violated.

By October 29, 2010


Report: FCC to examine Google's Wi-Fi data mess

Another federal agency will take a look at Google's Wi-Fi spying activities after the FTC recently decided to close its inquiry without penalties.

By November 10, 2010


How new Congress will tackle privacy, Net neutrality

Washington's approach to technology regulation likely will remain the same, aided in part by every Democrat who signed a Net neutrality pledge losing.

By November 4, 2010


Meet Project Vigilant--the Wikileaks leak

Project Vigilant is the mysterious group whose members outed Wikileaks' alleged source and want to monitor Internet attacks to find out who's behind them.

By August 10, 2010


The 70,000 Blogetery users could get blogs back

Blog platform shut down following FBI investigation is in negotiations with Web host. EFF wants to know FBI's role in service's closure.

By July 21, 2010